When I was queueing up for check in one and a half hour before the actual flight time, like others, I was shocked when we were informed that our 6.30pm flight has been retimed to midnight 12.25am.
People started complaining. I would have accepted the fact and cursed all the way while waiting for the retimed flight. But having thought that my safety would be at risk for traveling alone at midnight, I quit the queue and walked straight up to the management office.
The person in charge named James. I explained my situation and concern to him and demanded for a solution. I was expecting an usual lame excuse and useless comforting words with no sound actions from him, like what I always got from most government officers. But out of my expectation, he promised he will help to put me in the “standby” list for earlier flights. And he delivered his promises.
I was arranged for the 7.35pm flight as there's some empty seats. I was so glad that I actually stood up for my rights. And that changes what would have happened on me... I won't have to wait idly at the airport till 12.25am. I won't have to risk my safety by traveling alone at midnight. I won't be so tired and restless the next day.
But this is not something to be proud of, I stood up for myself, I changed my destiny, but how about the others? Did I contribute anything to prevent this incident from happening again? None. What a shame...